Here ya go folks, some of the best links money can’t buy:
Thad Cochran’s Executive Assistant Accompanied Him to 42 Countries on 33 Taxpayer-Funded Trips ~ Matthew Boyle
Staying with the election theme:
Gene Taylor says Steven Palazzo cast three unforgivable votes ~ Paul Hampton
Actually Gene was kind to Palazzo leaving off the wild parties that trashed beach houses, Palazzo’s former Chief of Staff heading to the Federal Pokey, using his taxpayer funded staff to conduct his and wifey’s personal business, etc, etc. etc.
Next up, from the how much damage can a packaged out former tampon salesman cause before he is packaged out again (Russell feel free to chime in here):
Chiquita verifies company considering a move from Gulfport ~ Anita Lee
Speaking of Yo. Yo Gordon. 😉
Woman was aiding FBI in scrutiny of DA Harry Morel ~ Gordon Russell and Richard Thompson
This case simply won’t go away. Kinda like Slabbed.
Finally, from the disaster that is the Jefferson Parish Hospital Privatization Process:
Children’s, Ochsner sign up same consultant to relieve financial pressures ~ Ben Myers and Rebecca Catalanello
Bonus heard on the street. Councilmen Roberts and Spears are butting heads these days. The conflict evidently traces to one of the JP public hospitals.
There is actually a good bit I could write on this topic, especially the initial “Lettenmego” part but I won’t in the interest of time:
Probe into former St. Charles DA still open ~ Gordon Russell
Vital background on this story which Slabbed broke way back in 2011 can be found here.
Falcon Sr. said that in late 2009 or early 2010, his son called his girlfriend on at least one occasion from Nelson Coleman Correctional Center — the parish’s jail — and discussed the possibility of her performing a sexual favor for Morel. Falcon Sr. didn’t specify what the act was; he said he didn’t know many details surrounding the phone call, only that it was made. Falcon Sr. also said he believed that once Morel found out about the phone call being recorded, he backed out of the deal.
The girlfriend spoke briefly with NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, saying she believes Morel needs to be investigated. She then hung up and declined to talk further.
Sheriff’s office records of the Falcon burglary case show that deputies were indeed listening in on Falcon Jr.’s calls — standard practice in most jails — but they make no reference to any alleged deals with the district attorney.
The above is from Gordon Russell and Juliet Linderman story of February 8, 2013 which put a good bit of meat on the bones of a story first reported by Slabbed back in September, 2011. I mention this because sources with knowledge of the parties involved indicate the girlfriend mentioned above died one day after Russell and Linderman’s story. It is a shocking turn of events.
Destrehan woman’s death investigated by St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office ~ Megan Braden-Perry
Danelle Keim, 27, was dead on the scene at 6:15 a.m., police said. Attempts to revive her were unsuccessful, polices said.
On behalf of the Slabbed Nation I express our condolences to Ms Keim’s family.